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Topic: MacBook Air

Apple on pace to sell record 5.3M Macs in holiday quarter

11/14/2011, 02:11 pm

Apple is set to have another blockbuster quarter for the Mac platform, with the latest sales data showing the company headed toward selling as many as 5.3 million over the holidays.

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ARM seen challenging Intel's notebook chip dominance by 2013

11/11/2011, 08:11 am

ARM, the company whose reference designs are used in the chips that power Apple's iPhone and iPad, is expected by industry insiders to carve out a significant presence in the traditional notebook computer market by 2013.

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Acer, Asus slash 'Ultrabook' orders by 40%, struggle against MacBook Air

11/10/2011, 10:11 am

Intel's thin-and-light "Ultrabook" design, inspired in part by the success of Apple's MacBook Air form factor, continues to struggle in the market, prompting PC makers Acer and Asus to reduce orders by 40 percent.

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Apple leverages deep pockets to gain supply chain edge over rivals - report

11/04/2011, 02:11 am

A close look at Apple's supply chain has revealed that the company wields upfront cash payments and a highly-focused logistics ecosystem, largely credited to Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, as "strategic weapons" to secure a significant advantage over its rivals.

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Rumor: Suppliers say Apple will overhaul all product lines in 2012

11/02/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple is rumored to be planning a complete overhaul for each of its product lineups, including the iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air, next year, according to sources within the company's supply chain.

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Apple rumored to be testing new ultrathin 15-inch MacBook

10/30/2011, 05:10 pm

Apple is allegedly prepared to add a new thin-and-light 15-inch MacBook to its lineup in the near future, with one report claiming the company has finished development of a crucial test component.

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Apple issues EFI Firmware, iPhoto, QuickTime updates

10/27/2011, 01:10 am

Apple on Wednesday issued EFI Firmware updates for its Thunderbolt-equipped iMac, Mac Mini, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air computers, as well as minor updates to QuickTime for Windows and iPhoto.

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Catcher says unibody MacBook case plant will fully reopen next week

10/26/2011, 07:10 am

Apple supplier Catcher Technology said Wednesday that its China plant that builds unibody MacBook cases will fully reopen at the end of October.

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Apple's iPhone 4S, Mac mini & MacBook Air are 'Bluetooth Smart Ready'

10/25/2011, 02:10 pm

Apple's latest products, including the iPhone 4S and updated Mac mini and MacBook Air, are among a group of low-power Bluetooth devices now branded as "Bluetooth Smart Ready."

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Catcher hoping to reopen Chinese MacBook unibody case plant in November

10/21/2011, 01:10 am

After local officials ordered the suspension of operations at a Suzhou, China factory that supplies Apple with chassis for its laptops, Taiwanese manufacturer Catcher Technology will invest $2-3 million with the goal of getting its facility back online in November.

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Uni-body casing manufacturer shutdown may affect Mac notebook shipments

10/17/2011, 08:10 pm

A Chinese factory responsible for manufacturing the metal housings for Apple's uni-body laptop lineup has been shutdown due to "strange odors" emanating from the plant, potentially causing a 40% decrease in shipments for November.

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Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates

09/22/2011, 09:09 pm

Investment bank Goldman Sachs sees Apple outperforming the firm's previous expectations in spite of recent market troubles and has raised its shipping estimates for the iPad, Mac and iPhone.

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PC makers want cheaper Intel chips to compete with Apple's Air pricing

09/20/2011, 08:09 am

Struggling to compete with the pricing of Apple's MacBook Air lineup, "Ultrabook" PC makers have again asked Intel to reduce the price of its mobile CPUs.

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Intel working on OpenCL-capable Ivy Bridge chips bound for Apple's MacBook Air

09/16/2011, 01:09 am

Apple's MacBook Air may see an additional performance boost next year with Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which, according to a new report, will add support for the OpenCL technology.

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Back-to-school Mac sales outpace PCs even without white MacBook, free iPod touch

09/15/2011, 12:09 pm

Back-to-school Mac sales once again easily outgrew Windows PCs this year, even though Apple did not offer a free iPod touch and discontinued its education-focused white MacBook this summer.

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Windows PC makers demonstrate Thunderbolt support for 2012 debut

09/14/2011, 04:09 pm

PC makers Acer and Asustek have joined Apple in announcing support for Intel's Thunderbolt high speed data interconnect, saying they will add the technology to PCs next year.

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Apple releases MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.1 with Thunderbolt Display support

09/12/2011, 05:09 pm

Apple has issued an firmware update for new MacBook Air models that contains enabling support for the as yet unavailable new Thunderbolt Display.

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Apple on pace to sell record 4.5M Macs this quarter

09/12/2011, 02:09 pm

The latest sales figures from the NPD Group show Apple's Mac platform is set to have its best quarter ever, with sales on pace to hit 4.5 million.

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Ultrabook makers 'testing the water' with initial shipments under 50k - report

09/06/2011, 12:09 am

Several key partners in Intel's "Ultrabook" initiative are limiting the initial shipment volumes of their responses to Apple's MacBook Air to below 50,000 units due to uncertain demand, a new report claims.

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Apple's MacBook Air draws long lines, stock-outs in Hong Kong debut

08/26/2011, 10:08 am

Apple's newly updated MacBook Air lineup debuted this week in Hong Kong, attracting crowds and selling out quickly, ahead of making an anticipated splash in mainland China.

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